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Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA

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Map of the Cape Girardeau area. The entire map lies within the path of totality.

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The Total Eclipse of April 8, 2024

Another total solar eclipse is coming to North America! This time, totality will also pass over Mexico and Canada – giving people all over North America another chance to experience this great celestial event.

In order to see totality, you have to be in the path of totality. If you aren’t in that path, you’ll only see a partial eclipse. You can learn more about those details with our simple eclipse viewing instructions guide.

This blog post will tell you about the 2024 eclipse as seen from the Cape Girardeau area in Missouri. Please check out all the links we’ve provided below to learn more about the 2024 total solar eclipse from other locations.

This blog post will tell you about the 2024 eclipse as seen from the Cape Girardeau area in Missouri. Please check out all the links we’ve provided below to learn more about the 2024 total solar eclipse from other locations.

The Total Eclipse of April 8, 2024 in Cape Girardeau

In 2017, the path of totality passed through Cape Girardeau, and thanks to the magic of celestial mechanics, once again in 2024 the Cape is perfectly placed to see totality!

Where can I see the total eclipse?

You almost can’t go wrong anywhere you choose in the area. The path stretches all the way down to the river where Kentucky and Tennessee meet, and all the way north past Ste. Genevieve. So the towns of Sikeston, Perryville, Charleston, Fredericktown, Poplar Bluff and Farmington are all in the path. The centerline itself is only about 6 miles north of town, so you’ll be just fine staying in Cape Girardeau for the entire eclipse!

In other parts of Missouri and southern Illinois, you can look at the map to see where you might want to consider, in case weather forces you to look for a good viewing location. You can read our blog posts for St. Louis, Paducah, Jonesboro and Carbondale to get more info on viewing possibilities in those regions.


What will I see on eclipse day?

Because Cape Girardeau is so well situated, if you leave town you’re only going to get less time in the shadow!

Enjoy the experience of totality!

Order eclipse glasses! Remember that even if you are in the path of totality, if the Sun is not COMPLETELY eclipsed you MUST always use ISO-certified eye protection to watch the eclipse. You MUST use your eclipse glasses to observe all the partial phases.

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When will the eclipse happen?


Eclipse day is April 8, 2024
Eclipse day is April 8, 2024!

Though not right on the centerline, the downtown area will still get a very respectable four minutes of totality!

This happens at just after 1:58pm CDT.

The eclipse happens at different times in different locations. Use the slider on the map above to show you when totality will happen as the eclipse passes through the Cape Girardeau area.

Use ISO-certified eye protection during the partial phases

ISO Certification

ISO Certification No matter whether you’re in the path or not, please remember the rule for using eye protection during an eclipse: If there’s ANY bright part of the Sun showing, then you have to use your eclipse glasses to watch the event.

That means if you can see anything at all of the Sun through the glasses, then the Sun is too bright and you have to leave the glasses on! If you can see absolutely NO piece of the Sun through the eclipse glasses, then it’s safe to take them off. But the second any bright part of the Sun becomes visible again, you have to put them back on – and this can be mere seconds after you took them off.


We also have an entire section of the site dedicated to providing much more detailed eclipse viewing instructions for you!


Wherever you decide to view from, be sure to plan your route carefully, and watch the weather to make sure you’ll have good skies on eclipse day.

The Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator

Check out the Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator!


You can also check out Eclipse2024.org’s eclipse simulator for any location you’d like to preview. The simulator will show you exactly what the eclipse will look like for any location you choose!

The Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator

Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator videos!


If you'd just like to preview the eclipse without using the simulator, we've made videos for the 2023 annular eclipse and the 2024 total eclipse as seen from over 2,200 locations! You can find them on our 2024 eclipse YouTube channel, but we've made it even easier for you - just visit our eclipse simulator video page to get started!

Eclipse2024.org's Eclipse Simulator videos

Eclipse2024.org wishes everyone CLEAR SKIES on eclipse day - April 8, 2024!

Eclipse2024.org wishes everyone CLEAR SKIES on eclipse day - April 8, 2024!

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